With 2020 just around the corner, it is the perfect time for brands to showcase what they have in store for the new year. Harley-Davidson is one such brand, showcasing an impressive new line-up of hogs. It’s much-awaited 2020 model includes the all-new Electra Glide Standard, which will be a part of the Touring range.
In a nutshell, it is a bare essentials bike with all of the modern capabilities for your touring needs. It’s known as a “Dressed down Dresser”, ensuring you get a raw and real experience of a true Harley-Davidson Grand American Touring machine. The design of the Electra Glide Standard is highly traditional, sticking to its roots of being in the great outdoors.
It does away with fancy screens and gadgets, adhering to its minimalist technology outlook. The only piece of technical hardware you will find in the Electra Glide Standard is the electronic cruise control. An audio system is also missing from the bike and in its place, a glove box.
The Electra Glide Standard is made for solo-riding, hence its singular touring seat. It’s designed for long-haul adventures while delivering on comfort and support. On the front, you’ll find the iconic Batwing Fairing with a splitstream vent. This not only reduces head buffeting, but it also generates smoother airflow while looking sleek and stylish.
At its core lies the Milwaukee-Eight 107 V-Twin engine with 150Nm of torque. It pumps out through the chrome 2-1-2 dual exhaust pipes with tapered mufflers. For an added safety measure, Reflex Linked Brembo brakes with standard ABS is installed in the Electra Glide Standard. This helps to prevent the wheels from locking under intense braking in a straight line. There is also emulsion-technology rear shock absorbers, giving you great control and comfort when riding.
The Electra Gilde Standard is only available in Vivid Black with a starting price of RM132,400. However, you can customise it to how you see fit. This ranges from accessories to the engine and chassis trim. To really turn heads, you can opt for the Screaming Eagle Performance package.
All images courtesy of Harley-Davidson.